A fun and cute decoration! Completely edible and perfect for spring or Easter celebrations.
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Easter, Gluten Free, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 12carrots (1.25" long)
1.75ouncesmarzipan(1/4 of a 7 ounce package)
orange food gel(or food coloring) (see notes)
1sprigfresh curly parsley
Cut off a piece of marzipan approximately 1.75 oz in weight (if you use the same product I did, it was 1/4 of the 7 oz tube) (click on the marzipan ingredient to buy)
Flatten the marzipan to make a flat disk or bowl shape. Apply one brief squeeze of orange food dye gel into the marzipan.
Knead the marzipan to incorporate the color. I strongly suggest using a glove to avoid staining your hands orange! Keep kneading until the color is fully incorporated.
Add more orange if desired and knead again until you reach your desired shade of orange.
Form the marzipan into a sphere or block that is somewhat symmetrical (just to easily cut equal pieces, it is not necessary to be exact).
Cut the marzipan block into half, and then each in half again so you have four equal pieces.
Cut each piece into thirds, so you have 12 pieces.
Using your hands, shape each piece into a carrot shape. You can roll the marzipan into a log, press harder on the tip, and then press in (from the end) to make the top wider.
Using a toothpick, gently press the side of the toothpick into the carrot in various places to create the carrot ribs.
Use the point of the toothpick to make a shallow indentation at the wide top of the carrot. This will make it easier to insert the top. I made mine approximately 1/4" deep.
Cut off small pieces of the parsley and insert one piece into the top of each carrot.
Food dye is preferred over food coloring because it has less water (moisture) in it. If you use food coloring, be aware that using too much may start to change the consistency of the marzipan due to all of the extra moisture.This is the set of food dye gels that I have, and I love them! The pack comes with 12 colors which are perfect for various baking needs. They work very well and the pigments are wonderful!Easily make more or larger carrots by increasing the batch size.Keep your leftover marzipan fresh by following package directions.